What is Baptism by Fire?

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 Fire is used to describe some integral elements of Christianity in the Bible: Baptism, God, communion,Continue reading “What is Baptism by Fire?”

The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible

They did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love… Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalms 106:7-8 Do you feel like it’s hard to remember important things? Do you keep getting distracted from positive goals that you have? Can you recall the last sermon youContinue reading “The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible”

Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?

“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” – John 19:10 Have you been in a situation where you have no advocate? No friends to help you? No one to look out for you? Have you had a job whereContinue reading “Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?”

Dealing With Unfair Confrontations

Why do people yell each other? Why are people violently confronting each other so much? Have you witnessed someone yell at a person over wearing/not wearing a mask? Maybe you’ve seen instances of this on social media, maybe you’ve seen the violence that can ensue over these confrontations. Should we try to stop it? IsContinue reading “Dealing With Unfair Confrontations”

Does God Eat?

The most important question you could ever ask is…what are you going to eat today? Some people don’t know if they’ll eat today. Some have lots of options, can eat out, or can only eat what they have at home. And in times of trouble, it can be hard to find healthy options or foodContinue reading “Does God Eat?”

Working Remote in the Bible

Found yourself working remote lately, or alone, or isolated? These aren’t new experiences in humanity. The good news is that this means we have positive examples to look to in scripture, and God has a purpose for our remote work, loneliness, or isolation. When You’re Really Alone Working remote for many people means that they’llContinue reading “Working Remote in the Bible”

Remember To Thank God

In those days Israel had no king. – Judges 19:1 Thanksgiving is a time people often use to remind themselves what they’re thankful for. When I think about things I’m thankful for, I think about Judges 19. This is one of the most problematic chapters in the Bible because of how horrific, and seemingly godlessContinue reading “Remember To Thank God”

Ascension And Pentecost In The Old Testament

Ascension day is a notable time in the bible. It’s when Jesus left us after the resurrection, and it triggered the Pentecost, whereby the Holy Spirit entered the disciples and us today. But everything Jesus did was nothing new, nothing we haven’t seen before in the Old Testament, which includes his ascension and the Pentecost.Continue reading “Ascension And Pentecost In The Old Testament”

Human Sacrifice In The 21st Century

Human sacrifice is regarded as an ancient, pagan practice. Something modern society has shed, and anywhere it’s currently practiced is in the most isolated and obscure of cultures. But this is naive, because human sacrifice is going on everywhere, and you’re guaranteed to know someone who has done it, if you haven’t already done itContinue reading “Human Sacrifice In The 21st Century”